Thursday, January 31, 2008

More Sofia Crawling

You need RealPlayer to see the video - you can download it here.




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She really is so smart - she crawls to the book - picks it up - adjusts her legs and then starts reading!!!! I cannot wait to see her Sat so she can crawl to me!

Weeeeee!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

It's all down hill from here

Sofia is crawling!!! Witness the cuteness for yourself!

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Words cannot explain how excited I am for this. Tears came to my eyes - I am so proud of her! It seems like just yesterday she was this teeny tiny baby bundled up at the hospital.
Now mommy and daddy will really get a workout!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Monday cuteness


Enough said!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

An ex-roommates wise musings

I recently reconnected with my freshman year roommate, Sarah, on facebook and was delighted to discover that she has twin boys and a very insightful blog called Office Meets Playground. Her blog is about balancing family, work and life. You can read it here. She is so smart and the blog is great. I struggle with this balance issue all the time so I had to just pass along the link.

You can thank me later!

Good information

I know that it has been months since my wedding but I just want to reiterate how great my wedding photographers were. Mike and Rachel Allebach are amazing! They have this great blog which is chock full of info for Philly brides and grooms. Planning a wedding can be so hard and there is so much information out there. If you live in or near Philly and are planning a wedding you should check it out. You will not be disappointed.

I hope you all have a good weekend. I have guests from DC coming and we have a serious Steve and Barry's agenda to complete before they leave.

Ciao!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Smarty pants

This picture of my super smart and cute niece was just too adorable not to post.

Now I don't want to toot Sofia's horn but...what other 10 month olds do you know that can read!!! Tee hee, my niece is Smartest. Baby. Ever.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Awesome Awesome Awesome!!!!

Words cannot express what an amazing movie U2 3D is!!! If you are even a remote U2 fan see this movie. If you are a lover of technology see this movie. It was amazing! The boys pulled out all the stops and as usual are on the top of their game.

Highlights:

Being able to watch Larry drum up close - you can even see his orange soda drink shake as he thumps away.

Love and Peace or Else = drool

Bono "wipes your tears away" almost literally during Sunday Bloody Sunday.

The band members "touching". My fellow fans will understand why this is exciting!

The throng of thousands of Argentinian fans swaying to the music and singing at the top of their lungs!

The lightening bolt smile Larry gives at the end as he waves goodbye to the crowd - priceless!
Seriously, though, it is an amazing concert film which captures U2's Stadium show brilliantly. I only got to see Vertigo in arena's and now I feel like I was there in that Soccer Stadium with 80,000 screaming fans. Something I have always wanted to do but am afraid to do because I fear being trampled to death.
There were some songs that I would have liked to have seen played - City of Blinding Lights being one of them but I am not complaining in the least.

After the credits are over the band thanks it's fans and says that this movie is for them.
Um, THANK YOU, Bono, Larry, Edge and Adam for embracing technology and giving us this amazing present.

Finger's crossed for a new album this fall! Weeeeeeeeeeee!!!!






Monday, January 21, 2008

Hello Hello - I am THRILLED to see Vertigo...Live in 3D!

U2 3D opens here in KOP on Wed. I have a ticket for the 12:30pm showing. For the first time I do not have to take off work or drive millions of miles to see the band I love live. I just wish my ex-roomie Gina could be there to see it with me. Alas we will see it together when it comes to the Franklin Institute. U2 brought us together one fateful night at the 4P's in Washington DC. It has been a fun and rock n' rollin' ride ever since!

The reviews of this movie have been outstanding. To say I am excited is an understatement!!!


A shot of the boys at Sundance as they waited for the movie to start.

You can stop laughing now.

I will let you know how it was on Wed! Long live Rock and Roll!!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright...

Sorry again for not posting but Dan and I have just gotten back from a long weekend in Jamaica. We returned to Montego Bay again, this time staying at the flagship Sandals. It was a blast - a VERY fun group of people and lots of yummy frozen drinks. Here are some pics.


Dinner at Cucina Romana with Chris and Suz



Getting off the wind sail thingy


On the wind sail thingy

Dinner at the beach party our last night - how cute is my hubby!

We had so much fun and as much as I hate to admit it - I feel a hundred times better now that I am a bit tan. I just invested in some Arbonne self tanner and their amazing bronzer so hopefully I can keep the illusion of said tan through the bulk of the winter.

Next week I start grad classes again. My books alone this semester will be over $300 which does not please me at all but it needs to be done. Luckily I got some gift cards from my students so it should help frey the costs a bit.

Iam excited about this year...I don't know if it was Jamaica that rejuvinated my saging spirits or not but I am looking forward to graduating and then to our trip to Italy...we are going in June for 2 weeks to visit my Grandmother. I am taking Dan to the Amalfi Coast - his first visit - and I am looking forward to taking him to Capri and Pompeii. We are staying at this awesome hotel The Grand Hotel Excelsior in Amalfi thanks to my brother's recommendation. The views are breath taking and I am officially excited.

After Amalfi we are renting a car and driving from Salerno to Alba Adriatica in Abruzzo. Oddly enough, Avis has rental car locations in both towns - what are the odds. We will spend a few days at my family's appartment in Alba and then we will see my Nonna. I have not seen her in 2 years so I am looking forward to it!!! I cannot wait to show her our wedding video - I really wish she could have come to the wedding but alas it was not to be. She will be 87 this year so her days of traveling to the US are over.

OK, back to watching the game...can the Jags beat NE's streak?!?!?! Go Jags!!!